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Research interests

Yuying Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University, UK. Her areas of interest and research are in

  • Language teaching methodologies and teacher education;
  • Multilingualism, Language policy; Chinese heritage language maintenance;

I enjoy supervision and mentoring over a range of topics in Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics / TESOL. I am always interested in hearing from prospective PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows.

Research Projects:

2023-2024: Towards multilingualism: government foreign language policy VS Chinese heritage language maintenance; Funding body: The Royal Society of Edinburgh RSE; Members: Yuying Liu (leading investigator)

2021-Present Project title: Chinese heritage language maintenance in Scotland; Funding body: School of Social Science, Heriot-Watt University; Members: Yuying Liu (leading investigator) 

2019-Present  Project title: Towards multilingualism:  Irish government foreign language policy VS Chinese heritage language maintenance; Members: Yuying Liu (leading investigator)

2016-2017  Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (Project Number 15JJD740007; funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education; Members: Yuying Liu (participant)

2015-2017 Key Projects of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research (Project Number 15JZD048; funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education; Members: Yuying Liu(participant)

2011-2016 Project title: Task-based language teaching (TBLT) in Chinese higher education: EFL teachers perceptions; Member: Yuying Liu (leading investigator) 

External positions

Visiting Professor, Hunan University of Science and Engineering, China


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • language policy
  • sociolinguistics
  • Chinese heritage language maintenance
  • language teaching methodologies
  • multilingualism
  • teacher education
  • applied linguistics
  • media discourse analysis
  • intercultural communication


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